It could be a lesson in humility for the Indian politicians as much against the custom, the Mauritius Vice-President Pillay Vyapoory stood in the queue to get a glimpse of the Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati temple.
It took the dignitary whole of 45 minutes to stand in line like a commoner for paying obeisance to the Tirumala Lord.
His wife and two officials joined him in the Maha Laghu queue.
visiting dignitary later also offered prayers
at Vakula Mata, Ananda Nilayam and Vimana Venkateswara Swamy sub temples.
It need be mentioned that it has been the norm that visiting dignitaries are informed of the slots slots during which they can have darshan without waiting in queue.
It is said that Pillay turned down the offer.
The temple’s deputy EO said the V-P preferred to have darshan in the morning “like any other devotee”.
Meanwhile, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived at Tirupati was accorded a warm welcome by Tirumala JEO.
He will seek darshan on Wednesday.